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this morning, a community's nightmare after another deadly rampage. the shooter bursting into a scene into a spa in wisconsin. three people dead. victims of both coming together this morning. final showdown, the battle in boca. the candidates clash again. new polls showing a dead heat. wrong place, wrong time. it's tough to watch but he's ogg. as a pedestrian is caught in the middle of a high-speed chase. and fish tale. a day on the water not soon forgotten by man nor beast. good morning, i'm john
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muller. >> and i'm sunny hostin. rob and paula are off today. and we begin this monday with police in the milwaukee suburb of brookfield, wisconsin, trying to piece together that mass shooting at a day spa on sunday morning. >> they now say the gunman's wife worked at the spa, and after killing three women and wounding three others, the shooter killed himself. >> reporter: with the suburb just west of milwaukee still in shock, the mayor tried to find words for sunday, calling the shootings a senseless act on the part of one person. and we are now learning more about that person. police found the body of 45-year-old radcliffe haughton in the spa dead of a self-inflicted wound. haughton was in court after being arrested for slashing his wife's tires. he was oorged to turn any guns over to the sheriff's
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department. but that order was apparently too late. >> and then a woman came running across, and he had said her stepfather was in there trying to shoot as many people as he could. >> reporter: other witnesses describe a frantic scene in the sunday morning calm was shattered. >> i saw the girl coming out from the salon, and she was bleeding from the neck. with a towel over her neck. and she was very hurt. >> we saw some woman crawl out of the front door and roll down the hill. >> reporter: police did not immediately say haughton's wife was among the victims, but three women were killed and four others rushed to the hospital. >> all four are patients are expected to survive. unfortunately, we're coming out too familiar with this type of situation and we treat victims with gun violence every day at our hospital. >> reporter: vice presidential nominee paul ryan who is from
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wisconsin expressed their condolences. among those confronting the families of the victims, members of the sikh temple in oak creek. and this morning, a final presidential debate in boca raton, florida. >> race is a virtual dead heat and the outcome could turn on a single mistake. brandi hitt has details. >> reporter: it's the third and final showdown. and tonight's presidential debate is focused on foreign policy. a topic that's already drawn fireworks. >> it took the president 14 days before he called the attack in benghazi an act of terror. >> get the transcript. >> reporter: president and mitt romney are expected to spar again over libya after "the new york times" reported that the u.s. and iran had agreed to
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one-on-one talks. >> now iran thinks they can go much harder than they think they can go. >> reporter: the white house added it is open to one-on-one talks. >> and now to a point that iran's economy is on its knees. >> reporter: president obama has been preparing for the debate at camp david. and mitt romney in florida where he gave this advice between the football game. >> figure out which of the players is best and take them out early. >> reporter: a new poll shows the president has a five-point lead among registered voters but a likely race shows the race is a dead heat at 47%. >> i have a question. >> do you want me to answer? >> reporter: and denied that instead of circling each other, the candidates will be sitting. brandi hitt, abc news, boca raton, florida. >> but who could have predicted how those first two debates would go but "gma" anchor and
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host of "this week" george stephanopoulos has an idea of what to look for in tonight's third confrontation. >> here's what i expect, number one, fireworks, coming often that ferocious debate that might have turned off likely voters, especially woman. they're not going to be stalking each other. and i think so also the focus on foreign policy, it's also possible 'll see more agreement on some subjects. mitt romney has been trying to strike a more moderate, bipartisan zone in the last several days. and i wouldn't be surprised that, yes, he reaches out for a couple of areas that he could even praise the president for the killing of osama bin laden. >> our thanks to george. he and diane sawyer anchor tonight at 9:00 eastern. tune your tv to abc and your digital to get your monday night football fix. and tonight we remember a race
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in which george mcgovern ran on a campaign of a divisive war. >> i oppose the senseless bombing of china on inaugural day. >> that was 1972, the first time the governor spoke out on the war, mcgovern lost. this weekend, he died at the age of 90. new photos may put to rest questions about the health of former cuban leader fidel castro. this picture appears to show castro on a mini bus, along with several other people, including a visiting official from venezuela. that official confirmed that he met with castro for five years yesterday. and overnight, this photo shows the former cuban president holding a newspaper with friday's date. two americans are among the seven new saints named by pope benedict. the first native american saint from the u.s. and the other is a
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franciscan nun who lepers in hawaii. >> don't try that at home, folks. well, time now for the weather from across the nation. a wintry day in the northwest. more than a foot of snow in the sierra nevada. up to ten inches in the ca cascades. thunderstorms are from minneapolis and green bay to chicago, st. louis and dallas. >> 80s from dallas to miami, 60s in the northeast. mostly sunny from minneapolis to salt lake city. still ahead, don't look now, but a big cut could be coming out of your paycheck in january, no matter who wins the white house. and what do cyclists have to say about lance armstrong. and later, coming up, the
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giants fish who invited himself on board, all 600 pounds.
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welcome back. gas prices are plunging. the national average is now $3.68 a gallon, down 12 cents in the past week. that's still the highest price ever for this time of year. but aaa expects it to keep falling at a fairly good clip. you can thank the season but also falling oil prices and an end to refinery problems in california. it's not getting a lot of attention, but many of us are going to be hit by a big tax increase next year, no matter who wins the clerk. temporary reduction in social
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security payroll taxes expires at the end of the year. neither presidential candidate is talking about an extension and there's little support for one in congress. airfares will continue to go up next year but not as fast as they have been. an increase of only 1% to 4% is expected. that's much less than this year, $4.5 and this year isn't over yet. still, that's better than last year where fares close twice as much. cell phone thefts are also rising. they account for almost half the robberies in san francisco and 40% in new york. wireless carriers and the s.e.c. are working on a national database to attract stolen devices but it's more than a year ago. aappears movie audiences are in the halloween move. "paranormal activity 4" and a fifth movie is planned. "argo" with $17 million.
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sierra nevada, cascades and north rockies. rain drenches highways from seattle to san francisco. a quick ride from minneapolis, st. louis, kansas city and dallas. >> a pretty good day for flying. weather-related delays only expected in san francisco. well, now to the controversy plaguing lance armstrong, the international cycling union is expected to announce this morning whether it will appeal the sanctions issued u.s. anti-doping agency. >> after getting stripped of his medals and losing most of his corporate sponsors, armstrong was in austin texas over the weekend for the celebration of his livestrong charity aimed at fighting cancer. >> obviously, it's been an interesting, 57bd as i said the other night, at times, a difficult two weeks. people ask me a lot, how are you doing? and i tell them, well, i've been better, but i've also been worse. >> armstrong stepped down as the chairman of livestrong last
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week. he made no paulgys for the scandal. but he urged to continue to support to his charity. a death-defying crash between an unsuspecting pedestrian and a speeding squad car. take a look at this amazing footage. the man walked right out into the middle of a high-speed police chase. amazinglile he manages to land on his feet and casually walk away. lucky for him, he was able to think and act and jump on to the hood of what would easily have been serious injury or death. lucky guy. and that fireball that streaked across the northern california skies last week apparently left something behind. a two-inch meteorite has been found in a north bay neighborhood. a homeowner said she heard something hit the roof last night but didn't pay attention. but later she heard about the
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meteor and checked around. chances are you check into a hotel, you lock the door and you're protected until you think. but an abc news investigation has found a homemade device that costs about 50 bucks, enough to open doors in major hotels. one security expert says anyone who travels needs to be on alert. >> i think millions of people will be at risk every single day until this problem is fixed. >> after our report, the hilton holiday inn chain told us they are taking steps, including ordering a product that can block this hack device. in sports, it's still not clear who will face the tigers in the world series. we get details from espn news. doug kezirian here with your "sportscenter" update. we start with game six. giants trying to avoid elimination against the cardinals. first inning, ryan vogelsong getting john jay swinging. and carlos beltran on three
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pitches. and looking, striking out the side. second inning, daniel descalso, up in six, out in the first two innings. curt tace of the strikeout. bottom of the second, ryan vogelsong helping out his own cause. giants go on top 2-0, chris carpenter trying to get out of a jam, two outs but marco scutaro has other ideas. a nine-game postseason hit streak. san francisco extends its lead to 4-0. next batter, the kung fu panda, carlos sandoval. the giants avoid elimination for the fifth straight time. forcing a game seven tonight. speaking of the playoffs, wnba finals. timyka catchings, looking to close things outs.
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catchings. fever by five. third quarter, catchings to the rack, all scores to 25 points. five minutes left. drains the three. an eight-point lead. fever with their first ever wnba title. once again, i'm doug kezirian, enjoy the rest of your day. a group of australian fishermen got quite the catch when a 600-pound blackmar lynn jumped into their boat. fishermen said they were lucky to walk away. >> the marlin struggled for a few seconds and managed to take itself free and take off. the marlin is one of the fastest fish on earth, reaching speeds of 80 miles an hour. >> some video, right? >> i had no idea. 80 miles an hour, wow. up next "the pulse" talk about the inevitable brad pitt/chanel commercials are now the stuff of parody. and then we'll have the
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upside and downside. >> can you imagine j. lo -- >> i don't know that she should be famous for her bum. i like j. lo and kim kardashian. >> i'm not necessarily saying she's in that with bums but pippa -- well, brad pitt is making history as the first man to represent chanel number 5 perfume. as part of the campaign, the french fashion house released this unusual black and white commercial. >> in it the scrappy looking pitt talks about love and faith. but it didn't take long before "saturday night live" was out with a parody on it. >> the dreams, wake up and smile at reality. i'm sorry, is there really no script? because i've been talking to myself like two hours straight. i'm starting to sound insane. [ laughter ] >> what? do you want me to sound less coherent? really? so, i'm sorry, is it just me or do i look super homeless?
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that's what you want? rock 'n' roll. chanel number 5. [ laughter ] >> "snl" isn't the only show to spoof the ad. conan o'brien and ellen degeneres have taken shots at it. >> pumpkin is the hot food in the u.s. and also in japan. burger kings there are taking to a whole new level featuring a pumpkin burger. >> it's not exactly the orange jack-o'-lantern. it has the traditional fixings. i'll take one. >> remember two all meet patties? >> we're showing our age. >> for you, your local news is next. >> for everyone else, caught red-handed. >> pickles on a sesame seed
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zbl updating the top stories, police say a gunman who went on a rampage took his own life after wounding three four women and killing three others. governor romney did his prep in the sunshine state but took a dinner break with members of his family. and the debate begins tonight at 9:00 eastern. abc news will have complete coverage and analysis with diane sawyer and george stephanopoulos. all right, looking at today's weather. mild and sunny on the east coast. thunderstorms from minneapolis down to dallas. heavy snow in the northern rockies. cascades and sierras. rain from seattle to san francisco. and finally, people in one miami neighborhood were so upset that someone was trashing their cars and homes that they set up
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video surveillance. >> all the damage proved to be the work, or some of it anyway, just one man. someone they knew very well. >> reporter: they call him the neighbor from hell. members of this miami community say this surveillance footage that mitchell egelco has been terrorizing them for years. >> he's an angry guy and he tries to intimidate you. >> reporter: here it shows you what looks to be someone throwing an egg at this house. and sprinkling bags of nails on driveways. >> but everybody in the neighborhood -- >> reporter: late this week, mitchell was arrested and charged with criminal mischief and stalking. >> we have property damage and psychological damage. >> reporter: neighbors allege that the reign of terror began in 2008, after they hired another company to do some work. others say they were bullied, too, so they joined together and
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set up sophisticated surveillance. cameras captured not just nails and eggs. watch here as oil is spilled from this truck. neighbors say he was behind it. >> i see the stream of toxic liquid getting into my grass. so i double-check with my camera, and i got the roof right there. >> reporter: and there was more. here, an unidentified person throws a rock through a car window. in another, an unknown man throws gasoline on a car. watch here as it bursts into flames. they accuse him of hiring others to do his dirty work. his lawyer says this is nothing more than an ongoing neighborhood dispute and he himself has been victimized by vaals. >> to suggest that my client would vandalize his own home, break his own screens, burn his own grass, throw


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